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Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 13 [ "g Stone National Wildlife Refuge Noted for ique Waterfowl, Wildlife, Observation Big Stone National Refuge was established 'of 1975 and encompass - 521 acres. It is located five miles south- of Ortonville along 7&75. ue features of the refuge the lichen covered gran- 9s for which the refuge The refuge is a wet- in the tallgrass zone. It contains more acres of grassland, large tracts of native refuge is a major water and migration serves as a wintering area deer and has as many as 1,200 ani- objectives are to pro- nesting and feeding for waterfowl and other birds, to provide habi- resident wildlife, to pro - and threatened s, to provide for biodiver - sity, and to provide public oppor- tunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education. Public use opportunities include the auto tour route and the drive along the dam on Highway 75 on the east bound- ary of the refuge, wildlife hiking trails, environmental education, wildlife observation, hunting and fishing. An active volunteer force pro- vides able assistance with many projects on the refuge. In cooper- ation with the Minnesota Job Services in Montevideo, the refuge employed Katie Krier and Russ Pearson for eight weeks last summer. Permanent employees at the refuge include Assistant Refuge Manager Rick Papasso and Forestry Technicians Eric Rozowski and Stephen Revering. Rozowski and Revering are trained in fire relat- ed duties such as interagency wildland fires and prescribed burning. Dennis Lien is the RON COLE, new project leader at the refuge, invites everyone to participate in the many activities offered. Maintenance Mechanic, Carole Gerber is the Administrative Technician, and the refuge's newest addition is Ron Cole, i who was welcomed as the new Project Leader April 3. On April 21, 1997, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office was relocated from Ortonville's Main Street to the new office addition headquarters located one half mile west of Odessa. Fortunately, the new facility was not damaged by the floods that affected the area earlier last April. The new addition to the J maintenance building has pro- vided office space that is easily accessible. New Project Leader Ron Cole invites everyone to come to the refuge and enjoy all its facilities and activities. AN AIRBOAT TOUR through the refuge. General Contractors DesignBuild Construction Management Ortonville, MN 320-839-2529 Visit our website: www.hasslenconstruction.com REFRIGERATION & HEATING "24 Hour Service at Regular Rate" HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "We Don't Sell What We Can't Service" TWO LOCATIONS 225 NW Second Street 321 Sixth Avenue ORTONVILLE, MN MADISON, MN (320) 839-3882 (320) 598-3334 Stone Lake Region Vacation Guide Spring & Summer 1999 Page 13 [ "g Stone National Wildlife Refuge Noted for ique Waterfowl, Wildlife, Observation Big Stone National Refuge was established 'of 1975 and encompass - 521 acres. It is located five miles south- of Ortonville along 7&75. ue features of the refuge the lichen covered gran- 9s for which the refuge The refuge is a wet- in the tallgrass zone. It contains more acres of grassland, large tracts of native refuge is a major water and migration serves as a wintering area deer and has as many as 1,200 ani- objectives are to pro- nesting and feeding for waterfowl and other birds, to provide habi- resident wildlife, to pro - and threatened s, to provide for biodiver - sity, and to provide public oppor- tunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education. Public use opportunities include the auto tour route and the drive along the dam on Highway 75 on the east bound- ary of the refuge, wildlife hiking trails, environmental education, wildlife observation, hunting and fishing. An active volunteer force pro- vides able assistance with many projects on the refuge. In cooper- ation with the Minnesota Job Services in Montevideo, the refuge employed Katie Krier and Russ Pearson for eight weeks last summer. Permanent employees at the refuge include Assistant Refuge Manager Rick Papasso and Forestry Technicians Eric Rozowski and Stephen Revering. Rozowski and Revering are trained in fire relat- ed duties such as interagency wildland fires and prescribed burning. Dennis Lien is the RON COLE, new project leader at the refuge, invites everyone to participate in the many activities offered. Maintenance Mechanic, Carole Gerber is the Administrative Technician, and the refuge's newest addition is Ron Cole, i who was welcomed as the new Project Leader April 3. On April 21, 1997, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service office was relocated from Ortonville's Main Street to the new office addition headquarters located one half mile west of Odessa. Fortunately, the new facility was not damaged by the floods that affected the area earlier last April. The new addition to the J maintenance building has pro- vided office space that is easily accessible. New Project Leader Ron Cole invites everyone to come to the refuge and enjoy all its facilities and activities. AN AIRBOAT TOUR through the refuge. General Contractors DesignBuild Construction Management Ortonville, MN 320-839-2529 Visit our website: www.hasslenconstruction.com REFRIGERATION & HEATING "24 Hour Service at Regular Rate" HOURS: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. "We Don't Sell What We Can't Service" TWO LOCATIONS 225 NW Second Street 321 Sixth Avenue ORTONVILLE, MN MADISON, MN (320) 839-3882 (320) 598-3334